Labour in the extractive industries

In my work on artisanal gold mining I have studied the labour process and the regulation of labour markets in Congolese gold mines. Current changes in global gold mining Рwith the increasing presence of TNCs relying on skilled and subcontracted labour and the increasing mechanization of artisanal mining Рare also transforming local labour markets. In a workshop organized by dr. Boris Verbrugge from Radboud University in September 2016, such issues were discussed.

I will convene a panel on ‘Labour (markets) in extractive industries’ at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2017) in Basel, on 29 June- 1 July 2017. The call for papers is open until 19 January 2017!